Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
TWINS! We were excited, happy, nervous, scared...a whole bundle of emotions! We told everyone right away! We got weekly ultrasounds until we hit 10 weeks, and then I was allowed to see a regular OB. I picked a great one! Our first appt with Adrienne Lara was January 31, 2008. I was a little over 10 weeks. We checked on the babies and they were doing great! They were dancing around. We knew right away that they were fraternal. You could see two distinct sacs and placentas. In additon to seeing Dr. Lara, I also saw Dr. Jadali, a perinatologist. I went every 4 weeks for ultrasounds to measure my cervical length and just an overall check of the babies. Well, at 16 weeks, I felt some pressure, so they got me in a little sooner to check my cervix. The length was normal and that is when we found out that we were having a boy and a girl!! How exciting!! We were hoping for at least one boy!
The rest of my pregnancy was pretty uncomplicated. I had some minor preterm labor at 29 weeks, but one shot of terbutaline got rid of that. At my 31 week visit I was placed on bed rest because I had already dilated to 1.5 cm and was 50% effaced. I went into PTL again at 33 weeks, was given terb again and sent home. At 34 weeks, I was taken off bedrest. I wasn't dilating any further and the twins could come at any moment from then on out. I also went into PTL at 34 weeks, refused the terb this time, got sent home and then had a small gush of blood. Woot, I was excited! I thought it was time! Nope...not my water. Adrienne had me stay overnight to get me some rest. I was so tired of being pregnant. I was HUGE!
Well, at 35 weeks, a Wednesday, I woke up feeling pretty cruddy. I put some cartoons on for Kendall and got on my laptop. I was chatting with my girls on Cafemom and I had realized that I was contracting every 7 minutes...then it got down to 5. This started at 8am. All the girls told me to go to L&D, but I was so tired of going there!!! Finally, I broke down and called my OB, Adrienne. I asked if I could just come into her office and have her check me. They told me to come in at 1145. I called Jeremy to let him know, it was 1030 at this point, called the sitter and got in the shower...I didn't have the energy to shave. Thank goodness it wasn't a jungle down there!! I got to Adrienne's office and they put me back in a room and hooked me up to the EFM. The girl was stupid and put the TOCO on the wrong place...oh well. After about 1/2 hr, Adrienne came in and was baffled by her techs dumbness. She could tell right then though, that I was in labor by how I was. It was different. She helped my get my pants down and checked me...no further dilation, but that was expected...Baby A was breech. So, she looked at us and said "We are having these babies today". I gave her the BIGGEST hug and Jeremy told her he loved her. LOL. We head over to L&D with Adrienne and they automatically put me in the C-section prep room. They hook me up...they couldn't pick up the contractions. I was having hard back labor as well. They decided to manually feel my contractions, so they put their hand on the top of my uterus, my fundus, and realized that, hey, I was contracting every 5 minutes!!! They started their IV, got blood, yada,yada, yada. Adrienne comes back in and tells me that they will start at around 530 pm and that we were finally going to have these babies! Woooooohoooo! She ordered some Stadol for the pain in the mean time. It was 430. That last hour seemed to drag on! Jeremy got suited up...he's such a nerd...see for yourself:
I got my spinal, which freaked me out. I couldn't feel myself swallow or breath. I knew I was, but I couldn't feel it. I went in and out of sleep. I remember Adrienne saying that she was starting, and I remember her saying "Here comes Baby A" and then Austin cried...then I heard the same about Baby B, and Addison cried. They were both taken to the NICU for observation...only theirs turned into a 3 week observation. Both of them had mild RDS, they both battled jaundice and overcame feeding intolerance. They had feeding tubes in up until a few days before being discharged. Austin(Baby A) came into the world via C-section at 5:59pm weighing 5lbs 6.5 oz and 18 in long. Addison(Baby B) followed at 6:00pm weighing 5lbs 5oz and also 18 in long.
They are now almost 4 months old and are thriving and growing! Austin is our chuncky boy and now weighs 12lbs 7.5oz and Addison is our petite girl weighing 10 lbs 2.5 oz
My 3 beautiful children:
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I am supposed to post the 6th picture from an album. Well, I have lots of them..like seriously TONS. So I am going to go to my 6th album and post the 6th picture from that. OH you are going to LOVE this one.
The story behind this is that Jeremy(my hubby) was trying to see how many grapes he could fit in his GIANT mouth...he could fit 37...so I took a picture of it. Heehee...Told you that you would love it!
I can't pass this to anyone because they all got tagged for the same thing...so oh, well, ya'll can just read mine!
Meme#2....7 things about me that are weird and random...hmmmm....this might be hard...
7. If I am cooking something and a single part doesn't cook right, I will throw the whole thing away and start over
6. Well...um...hmmm...sometimes I wish I was still in high school
5. Crap...I really can't think of any more....hmmmmmm....Yea...ok, well, I don't know what to tell ya...lol
4...oh, I stole this from my teenie...cuz we are just too much alike, but I too, can not stand any of my food touching...I know it all goes to the same place, but it tastes different if its mixed.
3. I'm basically weird...ha
2. Once I start lauging, I can't stop at times...and when that happens, I get the weirdest laugh...like, it's freaky
1. yea...there isn't anymore...haha
Lets see...next is 6 things no one knows about me...well, the thing is, no one knows because I don't want them to know!!! HA! I like to be mysterious...and the babies are crying, so that is my cue to bounce!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
By the way...I got tagged for a meme...WTF is that? Someone explain what I am supposed to do.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Well, if you actually took the time to read my mini biography, then thank you. If not, then I don't blame you....peace!